### What does **inverse** mean?

## Definitions for **inverse**ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrs

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### Princeton's WordNet

inverse, opposite(adj)

something inverted in sequence or character or effect

"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

inverse, reverse(adj)

reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

inverse(adj)

opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity

"a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"

### Wiktionary

inverse(Noun)

The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.

inverse(Noun)

The reverse version of a procedure.

Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on

inverse(Noun)

The inverse of an element x with respect to a binary operation is an element that when combined with x yields the appropriate identity element.

inverse(Noun)

A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p u2192 ~q is the inverse of p u2192 q.

inverse(Verb)

To compute the bearing and distance between two points.

inverse(Adjective)

Opposite in effect or nature or order

inverse(Adjective)

reverse, opposite in or order

inverse(Adjective)

Having the properties of an inverse.

inverse(Adjective)

(Kiowa-Tanaon linguistics) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.

**Origin:** Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

### Webster Dictionary

Inverse(adj)

opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; -- opposed to direct

Inverse(adj)

inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual

Inverse(adj)

opposite in nature and effect; -- said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. The symbol of an inverse operation is the symbol of the direct operation with -1 as an index. Thus sin-1 x means the arc whose sine is x

Inverse(noun)

that which is inverse

**Origin:** [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See Invert.]

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Inverse

in-vėrs′,

*adj.*inverted: in the reverse or contrary order: opposite, inverted—opp. to*Direct*: (*math.*) opposite in effect, of one operation that annuls the effect of another, as subtraction to addition, &c.—*n.*an inverted state, a direct opposite.—*adv.***Inverse′ly**.—*n.***Inver′sion**, the act of inverting: the state of being inverted: a change of order or position.—*adj.***Inver′sive**.

### Anagrams for inverse »

versine

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of inverse in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of inverse in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**2**

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# Translations for **inverse**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- inversCatalan, Valencian
- umgekehrt, entgegengesetztGerman
- inverso, inversaSpanish
- toimenpide, käänteinen, käänteislause, käänteisarvoFinnish
- tegendeel, tegengestelde, spiegelbeeld, invers, omgekeerd, tegengesteld, inverse, omgekeerde, tegenovergestelde, tegenovergesteldDutch
- inversSwedish
- ngượcVietnamese

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